Dower Rights in Real Property

By definition, a dower is the portion of a deceased husband's real property allowed to his widow for her lifetime. Traditionally, dower rights were a way by which a husband or his family could support a wife and children in the event that she should become a widow. Today, most states in the United States [...]

By | 2016-02-09T00:11:53+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Family Law, Real Estate|Comments Off on Dower Rights in Real Property

Parental Responsibility

“Every child has the right to a parent-child relationship with both parents” If the mother is married, either when she becomes pregnant or the child is born, her husband is considered to be the father (unless a court has determined otherwise). But what if the mother is not married? If the mother is not married, [...]

By | 2015-10-07T09:08:08+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Parental Responsibility

Getting Divorced In Michigan

The decision to end a marriage never comes at a convenient time. The amount of anxiety and turmoil that accompanies separating a marriage or family can seemingly take over your life. I understand that you have questions about the divorce process, legal separation, or child custody matters. I have helped families just like yours and [...]

By | 2015-02-03T21:40:58+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Getting Divorced In Michigan

Pre-divorce financial planning

Pre-divorce financial planning for the secondary or non wage earner It is common to ignore the danger signs in a marital relationship. Nobody likes to think that their marriage is in danger of dissolving. Facing reality and planning ahead, however, can avoid unnecessary stress. The following are some financial planning recommendations which, although not pertinent [...]

By | 2017-10-24T05:01:44+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Family Law, Information Center|Comments Off on Pre-divorce financial planning

All About Living Trust

Understanding Living Trusts-Avoiding Probate and Saving on Taxes If something happens to me, who has control? If you and your spouse are co-trustees, either can automatically act if the other becomes disabled or dies. If something happens to both of you, your hand picked successor trustee steps into your shoes and acts pursuant to your [...]

By | 2017-10-24T05:01:44+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Family Law, Information Center|Comments Off on All About Living Trust

ABC’s of Divorce

Divorce can be a traumatic and complex process for many couples. In part, this is due to the fear of the unknown. This page provides an outline of the divorce process and is intended to offer a simple explanation of some of the key issues involved in a divorce. How is a Divorce Started? A [...]

By | 2017-10-24T05:01:44+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Family Law, Information Center|Comments Off on ABC’s of Divorce